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More fireable offenses from Julie Hermann

It remains a continuing scandal that someone with such a long and consistent record of being anti-football and anti-student athlete, such as the esteemed serial player abuser Julie Hermann, remains the athletic director at Rutgers University. The latest outrage salvo comes from a recent interview on the topic of athletic subsidies, where Hermann sees no issue with exploiting players from revenue sports such as football and men's basketball to continue subsidizing non-revenue sports that are not independently viable to a considerable end. Those comments are bad enough on their own, reflecting a small time mentality about college sports that would make her a far better fit at a program like Monmouth or Farleigh Dickinson; not an enrollment behemoth about to enter the Big Ten where football crowds out everything else. The outrage is doubled however by Hermann's profoundly patronizing comments about her very own student athletes, claiming that they will just use the stipends to buy iPhones and designer jeans, in spite of very strong evidence to the contrary. Hermann just accused her very own corps of student athletes, which has received widespread recognition for some of the best academic performance throughout the NCAA, as being too irresponsible and stupid to manage their own lives without having their livelihoods stolen and reappropriated. By her, of course. As much as I support Rutgers University and Rutgers athletics, I could not blame any student athlete who, upon reading her sentiments, resolved to get as far as possible away from the banks as long as an abuser who literally has demonstrated her contempt for student athletes with her every single professional action during her career remains in charge.

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